CSR Management

Under the philosophy of contributing to society based on technology, the Takasago Group continues striving to fulfill its corporate social responsibility (CSR) by continuously improving corporate governance and compliance practices to ensure greater transparency and integrity of management.

Sustainability Vision

As a company that recognizes its corporate responsibility to the global environment and aspires to be a society’s most trusted partner, we position sustainability as one of the key cornerstones of our business to ensure a prosperous society for future generations. Furthermore, as a responsible corporate citizen, we fulfill our economic, environmental and social commitment in a well-balanced manner. Specifically, we make utmost efforts to reduce our environmental impact through diverse initiatives for reduced waste and improved energy efficiency, to conserve bio-derived materials, and to actively embrace diversity in our workforce through a sound diversity management.

■Outline of Takasago’s Sustainability Vision

Outline of Takasago’s Sustainability Vision


Takasago has been actively developing environmental initiatives into the business activities since the environment statement was first published in 2002. Throughout medium-term business plans, Takasago has been expanding its scope to social aspects, such as human rights and diversity and to all sustainability-related issues.


Materiality Assessment

Takasago conducts materiality assessment, taking external opinions into consideration, and reviews its material items every year. In our materiality matrix, Y-axis represents “importance to stakeholders”. Its items are identified based on global sustainability indexes and standards, such as Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB). Identified items are discussed and fine-tuned by the Sustainability Team, taking account standpoint of diverse stakeholders.

X-axis represents “influence on group’s business success”. The team also discusses this aspect for each item and plots them on the materiality matrix. It is then brought up to the corporate officers and the Board of Directors for further discussion and decision-making.

Through taking these actions, we tackle global issues and fulfill our corporate responsibility as a member of the society. This also helps enhance the corporate value in the long term. The content and boundaries of this report are defined based on the following process.

■Process for Defining Materiality

Process for Defining Materiality

Materiality 2020-2021

*We use the term of ‘Materiality’ as defined by the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards: “relevant topics that may reasonably be considered important for reflecting the organization’s economic, environmental and social impacts, or influencing the decisions of stakeholders.”

Process for Defining Materiality